Advice for Estranged Parents
If you came to this site looking for help in dealing with your own estranged children, you've probably figured out that this isn't that kind of site. But you may still want to write to me and ask for help.
I don't have much. But this is it:
Everything you say about estranged adult children, you say about the people in estranged parents' forums.
Many of them were once estranged adult children, too. Many of them still are estranged adult children.
They are not different from "real" estranged adult children.
There is no magic that transforms someone who is estranged from their parents when they become an estranged parent and join an estranged parents' forum.
When you understand that the estranged adult children who don't belong to your forum feel and think the same way as the estranged adult children who do belong to your forum, you'll be on your way to resolving your estrangement.